The French Competition Authority (l’Autorité de la Concurrence) has given the go-ahead for the Salto joint-venture SVOD service.
In France, IPTV confirmed its position as the first means of reception (all sets combined), with 56.7% of households equipped with at least one television set, just ahead of DTT reception (53.7%).
The French media authority CSA has authorised TDF to operate a third pilot channel to broadcast in Ultra High Definition (UHD/4k) in Île-de-France, Nantes and Toulouse.
The Russian regulator Roskomnadzor has accused France 24 of breaking the country’s media laws.
For the first time in France, television viewing via the internet now equals reception of digital terrestrial television via the nation’s TNT network.
French commercial network TF1 has been partially restored by Canal Plus after the intervention of regulator CSA.
The French media regulator has expressed concerns over the current carriage fee stand-off between TF1 and Orange.
The Belgian media authority CSA has asked its French counterpart to review its draft convention authorising TF1 to carry local advertising windows in Belgium.
Discovery Communications Deutschland wants to operate the German Eurosport channels no longer under French, but German broadcast licences as part of an extension of its channel family for the Bundesliga coverage.
The Belgian Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) wants to bring RTL Belgium under its control, but the broadcaster said it only accepts Luxemburg regulator ALIA.